With the winter ahead, it also means that the flu and colds that have been dormant until now are going to start running rampant. However, you do not have to fall victim to this again. Thankfully, there are several tips that you can utilize to prevent the flu from taking over your body.
- Always wash your hands
Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to ensure that you are not spreading the flu germs into your body. Be sure to do this before you eat. If you cannot access soap and water, consider using hand sanitizer to kill the germs.
- Cover your mouth
If you have a cough, cover your mouth. And when you work in a place that the flu is running rampant, be sure that you are covering your mouth to prevent germs from entering through your airways.
- Do not eat food that is cold such as ice creams, cold drinks, etc.
When the season changes, eating these types of food can cause more upper respiratory illnesses and increases the risk of contracting a viral infection.
- Eat healthy
The healthier foods you eat, such as those foods that are rich in protein, whole grains, and fruits, you are going to be boosting your immunity against the flu.
- Ensure you are drinking plenty of water
Water helps to keep your body flushed out, as well as ensuring that the mucous membrane is trapping the dust and bacteria as they should. If you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, you are going to see a dramatic difference.
- Drink hot tea
Drink a warm cup of tea occasionally, to help chase away the cold of the winter day. In addition, if you drink tea that has Echinacea or ginger, you are going to find that it has antibacterial properties as well to help fight the flu.
- Avoid stress
Stress is going to elevate your chances of catching flu, since this can lower your immunity. The lower your immune system, the more likely you are to catch the flu.
Good Hygiene Is Vital
To decrease the possibility of catching flu or transmitting it to other individuals, you should always:
- Make certain you clean your hands frequently with warm water and soap
- Clean exteriors such as your keyboard, phone and door knobs frequently to kill any germs
- When sneezing or coughing make sure you have a tissue so you don’t spread germs
- When you have finished with a tissue, dispose of it immediately.
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